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We take pride in our best-in-class manufacturing capabilities, customer service, program management, aggressive turnaround times, and innovative problem solving. Whether surpassing our customers’ expectations in bringing new products to market, or improving manufacturability and part quality on transfer business, Medbio excels in providing solutions for today’s contract manufacturing challenges.

History

Medbio, Inc. is a premier contract manufacturer offering innovative manufacturing solutions for the medical and biotechnology industries. We specialize in precision injection molding, injection mold tooling, assembly, packaging, project management, and design support.

Founded in 2004 on the southwest side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Medbio quickly developed a reputation for high quality products with superior customer service. During the start-up years our growth was driven by the dedication and industry experience of Sean Callaghan, Ryan Heidenfeld, Mark Longcore, and Joe Szyperski. They continue to be an integral part of Medbio’s success.

Ron and Chris Williams became part of the company in October 2006, further bolstering the depth and breadth of Medbio’s experience. Having previously developed and owned a very successful medical device company, the Williams provided the momentum needed to grow and expand Medbio, even through the downturn in 2009.

Medbio has continued to serve a growing customer base and has significantly increased production revenue each year since its beginning. In September 2011, Medbio moved into a new facility on the southeast side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, which was later expanded to 65,000 sq ft in 2013.

Our employees are the reason the company has seen continued growth and excellence in customer service. Each employee’s dedication to the customer allows Medbio to produce and deliver cost-effective, high-quality components and assemblies. This is an important mission as Medbio supports the ever changing needs of the medical profession, ultimately improving the quality of life for the patients who need Medbio-manufactured products.

Medbio has a history of building partnerships and we constantly challenge ourselves to go beyond our customers’ expectations.

 

For More Information

For more information please contact:
John Woodhouse, (616) 245-0214, Ext 113

Leadership Team

Our engineering and management professionals average 22 years of experience in medical device manufacturing, and our production operators are among the most skilled and experienced in the business.

Dr. Williams has more than 35 years’ experience in the medical device business including research, product development, manufacturing, and general management. He began his career as researcher at Battelle Memorial Institute and over the years has held senior management positions at Baxter International, DLP, Inc., and Medtronic, Inc. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical /Biomedical engineering from Penn State University, is a registered Professional Engineer, and has over 15 patents on various medical devices.
Chris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Michigan. Mr. Williams’ professional experience includes Ford Motor Company in Engineering, DLP, Inc. in new product development, and Medtronic, Inc. as New Venture Manager. He was a founder and president of a retail product development and distribution company. He has over 15 years’ experience in medical product design, development, and manufacturing, and holds several patents in the field.
Mr. Kothari is a managing director and co-founder of Cascade-Partners, a private investment and investment banking firm. Mr. Kothari continues to manage Seneca Health Partners, a healthcare venture capital fund that he co-founded. He currently serves on the boards of several medically-oriented firms and venture capital associations, and he is active in a number of professional organizations. Mr. Kothari holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan.
Sean holds a Plastics Technology Degree from Ferris State University, a B.S. in Operations Management, and an MBA from Central Michigan University. Sean’s experience includes nine years as manager of the DLP/Medtronic Grand Rapids molding and distribution facility, and more recently was responsible for Lacks Industries’ wheel manufacturing operations.
Sue holds a BBA in Accounting and a MBA in Management from Western Michigan University. She joined Medbio in 2006 after many years in the office furniture industry. Sue was the Plant Controller for several Haworth Plants including their steel furniture plant, the Specials Plant, and their Distribution Facility. She later became the Senior Financial Analyst for the Steel Business Unit. Her extensive experience includes financial planning and analysis, reporting, accounting, and auditing.
Joe holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (now Kettering University). Joe has spent over 25 years in engineering and manufacturing disciplines with a majority of that time working with medical devices such as defibrillators, cardiac surgical devices, and related components and assemblies. Joe’s experience since 2001 has centered on the manufacturing and assembly of injection molded, medical device components.
Shane has over 22 years of experience in manufacturing where he has held various production and management positions. He has lead engineering teams in the United States, China, and Mexico. Shane has a passion for manufacturing and a strong belief in continually working to improving processes. He has a BSME from the University of Michigan, a MBA from Rutgers University, and is currently working on his MBE at Case Western University.
A leader in sales and marketing for over 20 years, John joined Medbio in 2008. Throughout his career, John has made a name for himself as a strategic thinker and motivational leader. His sales and customer service focus was developed working in a family-owned business, as well as selling specialty engineered components in the automotive industry. His leadership and motivational skills were fine tuned leading outdoor expeditions for Wilderness Ventures in the western states and Alaska. John holds a BA in Communications from Aquinas College. He is an active member of his professional community through memberships and leadership roles.
Ryan has been involved in the plastics injection molding industry for 20 years. He has held various technical positions serving the automotive, consumer goods, and medical-device industries, with the past 14 years dedicated to the medical device and biotechnology markets. Ryan has been honing his technical abilities, and is continually looking for ways to improve the accuracy and repeatability of the injection molding process. Through the use of instrumented injection molds and unique processing concepts, he has been able to find solutions to customer’s difficult-to-produce components. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys endurance running and cycling, and participates in multiple long-distance events.
Tom holds a B.S. in Plastics Engineering from Ferris State University. He spent 10 years at Primera Plastics where he gained a depth of knowledge working as a Project Engineer and Engineering Manager. His background in project management and dedication to excellent customer service makes him a valuable leader of the Medbio engineering team. Tom has been with Medbio for seven years as a Senior Project Engineer and continually exceeds customer expectations while building lasting relationships.

Vision

Medbio strives to provide premier contract manufacturing services to the medical and biotechnology industries. By leveraging the latest technology and production equipment, Medbio is able to provide innovative manufacturing solutions and maximize customer satisfaction. In addition to the constant bettering of our manufacturing operations, Medbio is dedicated to achieving the highest level of employee satisfaction.

Innovative.  Trustworthy.  Knowledgeable.  Passionate.
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